Int’l seminar discusses post-harvest technology

(VOV) -Vietnamese and foreign scientists are meeting in Hanoi to examine the research, transfer and application of post-harvest technological advances to raise the quality of agricultural products.

Seventy-seven presentations at the December 5-6 seminar are focused on agricultural mechanization, post-harvest technology, food processing technology, energy and environment technology, as well as Asian agricultural strategies and policies.

Delegates shared the view agricultural engineering and post-harvest technology plays an important role in rural and agricultural modernization.

They said modernizing agriculture and increasing its competitive capacity agricultural mechanization requires the sector to accelerate the mechanization process, reduce post-harvest losses, and diversify products.

The seminar is jointly being held by the Vietnam Institute of Agricultural Engineering & Post-Harvest Technology, the HCM City-based Agro-Forestry University, Hanoi’s University of Agriculture, and the Japanese Society of Agricultural Machinery and Food Engineers.